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Discover the groundbreaking capabilities of a 300mm telephoto zoom that starts from 50mm at the wide end. The TAMRON 50-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A069) is a 6x telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount that delivers outstanding convenience and image quality.

  • 1. Unconventional zoom starting from 50mm, and the lightest weight in its class1 at just 665g (23.5oz)
  • 2. Realize the beauty you envision with uncompromising optical performance
  • 3. Capture must-get moments with high-speed, high-precision AF boasting excellent moving subject tracking performance
  • 4. Achieves a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at 50mm, offering half-macro shooting
  • 5. TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism for steady shooting
  • 6. Compatible with TAMRON Lens Utility™ software
  • 7. Unified 67mm filter diameter
  • 8. Overall lens design for user-friendly operation
  • 9. Built with Mirrorless in Mind

Unconventional zoom starting from 50mm, and the lightest weight in its class1 at just 665g (23.5oz)

The 50-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A069) is a groundbreaking telephoto zoom lens that provides the same sense of size as a 70-300mm, and was created in response to feedback from users who want to “zoom out just a little more.” By starting from 50mm at the wide end (the “standard” zoom length), this new zoom lens is ideal for situations where 70mm would feel somewhat tight. This extra focal length range expands the possibilities for photographic expression while allowing photographers to work more freely for a variety of subjects and situations such as sporting events, natural landscapes, and wildlife. Unlike a conventional 4x 70-300mm, this compact 6x lens zooms from 50mm yet boasts a length of just 150mm (5.9in) and a class-leading light weight of 665g (23.5oz). Additionally, it's equipped with TAMRON's highly effective VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. These features also make it a great fit for an APS-C format camera2 that tends to be smaller in size compared with a full-frame camera. With its outstanding portability and convenience, you can enjoy greater versatility and highly immersive shooting experiences.

1 Among full-frame mirrorless compatible 300mm telephoto zoom lenses equipped with a vibration compensation (As of May 2024: TAMRON)
2 Zoom range when shooting with an APS-C format camera: a full-frame equivalent of 75-450mm
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Realize the beauty you envision with uncompromising optical performance

The 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 VC was designed in pursuit of high image quality and high-resolution performance throughout the entire zoom range. The lens has an optical construction of 19 elements in 14 groups, and a generous and effective arrangement of special lens elements, including two XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and two LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements, that efficiently control aberrations such as chromatic aberrations. Additionally, BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating suppresses ghosting and flare to let you capture every detail of your subject, even under backlit conditions. High levels of sharpness and clarity enable you to create the images you envision. Featuring smooth and rich gradation combined with beautifully soft bokeh, this new TAMRON zoom is also a great option for outdoor portrait photography when you want to blur the background to make your subject stand out.
Camera: Sony α7R V Focal length: 51mm Exposure: F4.5 1/60sec ISO 800

Capture must-get moments with high-speed,
high-precision AF boasting excellent moving subject tracking performance

The AF drive of the 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 VC uses TAMRON's VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism. This AF system allows comfortable focusing from the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) through infinity with high-speed and high-precision performance that represents the highest level in TAMRON’s history. Tracking performance for moving objects is also outstanding, making it perfect for shooting subjects that move in unpredictable ways such as children engaged in sports and spectator events like baseball, rodeos, and auto racing. These features ensure you can capture once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities without missing the shot. In addition, because the quietness offered by the linear motor system provides nearly silent operation, reducing the noise from vibration and focus driving, the lens can also be used with confidence when shooting still images or filming in quiet settings.
Camera: Sony α1 Focal length: 300mm Exposure: F6.3 1/5000sec ISO 800

Achieves a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at 50mm, offering half-macro shooting

This TAMRON zoom lens delivers excellent close-up shooting performance with an MOD of 0.22m (8.7in) for a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at the 50mm wide end. This lets you get extremely close to subjects and enjoy half-macro shooting. Even at the 300mm telephoto end, the MOD is just 0.9m (35.4in), achieving a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1. This feature lets you fully enjoy image compositions unique to the 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 VC and allows you to capture your subjects more creatively.
Camera: Sony α7R IV Focal length: 50mm Exposure: F4.5 1/80sec ISO 800

TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism for steady shooting

The 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 VC is equipped with TAMRON’s VC mechanism to effectively suppress camera shake that tends to occur when shooting in the telephoto range while capturing moving objects and during close-focusing. This outstanding stability frees you to concentrate on shooting with peace of mind. As the full-frame equivalent focal length is 75-450mm when shooting with an APS-C camera, the VC mechanism especially demonstrates its strengths on the telephoto side. The VC can also reduce the degradation of picture quality when shooting in conditions prone to camera shake, such as dimly lit interiors, moody indoor portraits, and low-light conditions such as early morning or evening landscapes. Moreover, using AI technologies at focal lengths of 100mm or less, the lens selects the appropriate compensation characteristics for videography to powerfully support the inherent high optical performance of the lens.
Camera: Sony α7R IV Focal length: 300mm Exposure: F20 1/30sec ISO 50

Compatible with TAMRON Lens Utility™ software

The 50-300mm F4.5-6.3 VC is compatible with the dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software (for PC and Android™ 3 OS) that was developed in-house by TAMRON4. This software allows various lens and camera settings to be assigned to the Focus Set Button located on the lens. Also, the lens' firmware5 can be updated to the latest version. In addition, when using the mobile version, functions unique to the mobile version can be operated remotely without touching the lens. Users may customize functions for various still photography and videography shooting styles, thereby providing a more personalized and fulfilling shooting experience.

3 Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
4 To connect your PC and lens, use the TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type-A to Type-C/ Model CC-150, or USB Type-C to Type-C/ Model CC-350) sold separately. To connect your smartphone and lens, use the TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type-C to Type-C/ Model CC-350) sold separately.
5 Lens firmware updates are not supported with the mobile version. Performing firmware updates requires the TAMRON Lens Utility for PC and a computer.


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* For Model A063
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Unified 67mm filter diameter

Great things come in compact packages! This lineup includes other lenses that share the same filter diameter of 67mm. Lenses in this series feature small and light designs ideal for pairing with mirrorless cameras, and the filter diameter of each lens is the same 67mm. In addition to providing excellent portability when carrying multiple lenses, costly Polarizers, ND and other filters can be used interchangeably. Plus, the hassle of looking for different-sized lens caps when switching lenses has been eliminated. In addition to outstanding optical quality, this seemingly small feature lets you enjoy the highest level of convenience across the entire lineup.

Mirrorless Lenses with 67mm filter diameter >

Overall lens design for user-friendly operation

Our engineers examined the structure and key parts right down to the fine details, resulting in an enhanced design that updates both operability and the ergonomic considerations. The surface of the lens exterior is shiny and glossy black. Improved abrasion resistance makes the lens harder to scratch and resists fingerprints. The rubber on the ring is also updated to have better grip performance with deeper grooves. The smoothly curved, glossy surface of the brand ring creates a dignified appearance with a design that signifies functional beauty and high quality.

Design details >
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* For Model A063

Built with Mirrorless in Mind

- Fast Hybrid AF
- Eye AF
- Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
- In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
- AF Assist


* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details.
* Please update the firmware to the latest version.
* As of May, 2024

The Exterior

Technical Information

Specifications

Model A069
Focal Length 50-300mm
Maximum Aperture F4.5-6.3
Angle of View
(diagonal)
46°48'- 8°15'
(for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.22m (8.7in) (WIDE) /
0.9m (35.4in) (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:3.1 (TELE)
Vibration Compensation
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ78mm
Length* 150mm (5.9in)
Weight 665g (23.5oz)
Aperture Blades** 9 (circular diaphragm)
Minumum Aperture F22-32
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped hood, Front cap, Rear cap
Mount Sony E-mount
Price
$799 USD / $1099 CAD

* Length is the distance from the front end of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

This product is developed, manufactured, and sold based on the specifications of E-mountwhich was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

Release Date
June 27th, 2024

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Optical Construction (19 elements in 14 groups)

Accessories

Lens Cap
Lens Cap(CF67II)
Supplied Accessory
Lens Hood
Lens Hood(HA065)
Supplied Accessory
TAMRON Connection Cable(Connector shape: USB2.0 Standard-A - USB Type-C/Cable length: 1.5m)
TAMRON Connection Cable(Connector shape: USB2.0
Standard-A - USB Type-C/Cable length: 1.5m)
Optional Accessory
TAMRON Connection Cable(Connector shape: USB2.0 USB Type-C - USB Type-C (L Shape)/Cable length: 1.5m)
TAMRON Connection Cable(Connector shape: USB2.0
USB Type-C - USB Type-C (L Shape)/Cable length: 1.5m)
Optional Accessory
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